A/Prof James French


Suite 3, Level 1, Lakeview Private Hospital, 17-19 Solent Circuit, Bella Vista 2153

Breast Surgery

Breast surgery including oncoplastic and breast reconstruction

Associate Professor James French is a specialist General Surgeon who focuses on breast surgery and is the Head of Breast Surgery at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute. He also has a private practice run via Specialist Services. He operates at Westmead Private Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital and Lakeview Private Hospital in Norwest. All consultations (for both public and private patients) take place in Suite 3, Level 1 at Lakeview Private Hospital.

After completing general surgical training James undertook two further years of fellowship training in breast and thyroid/parathyroid surgery. Since 2009 James has concentrated exclusively on breast surgery.

James is at the forefront of developing oncoplastic techniques for breast surgery. He offers a wide variety of options for women who are suitable for or choose to undergo breast-conserving surgery including reduction mammoplasty (breast conserving surgery combined with breast reduction) and multiple implant-based options (single and 2 stage procedures, with and without nipple preservation) for women who choose implant-based breast reconstruction. In addition, he maintains close ties with plastic and reconstructive colleagues for patients who choose or who are best suited to a tissue-based reconstruction.

James chairs, and discusses all his breast cancer patients in a multi-disciplinary meeting both in the public and private sectors, ensuring everyone has access to multiple specialist opinions regarding their cancer management.

As an associate clinical professor at the University of Sydney, James is also involved in teaching – from medical students to medical graduates and post graduate surgical fellows. He has contributed to numerous peer reviewed articles and is involved in numerous local and international clinical trials.

James is on the Medical Advisory Committee and the Board of Lakeview Private Hospital.

While maintaining his general fitness, James frequently competes in fun runs where any donations raised are directed towards a breast cancer related organisation. He also participates in breast cancer related charity events such as dragon boat racing and the pink ribbon ride.

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